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Fri 30

Watercoloring Die Cuts
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Today I want to talk about watercoloring your die cuts.  For my project today, I started by cutting my poinsettia and leaves out of 140lb cold press watercolor paper.  I then chose to color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I like the control you get by using a marker rather than paint and a brush.

I started with my poinsettia petals and placed my darkest color of red:


Next, I softened the edges with a pink marker.  The pink is a much lighter color, but because it has a brush nib, the red won't end up staining the pink nib:


I left a little bit of white space on the edges so that I could soften the pink with a waterbrush and get a gradient of color:


Next it was on to the leaves.  I did the same process, but with my greens:



To finish the card, I added an oval from a Halloween set, a sentiment and a few rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.

Adding color to a card is wonderful, but what about a monochromatic look?  Dave Brethauer made a gorgeous monochromatic card for the latest catalog.  It is a great card to me mass produced for the holidays:


Now it is giveaway time! For your chance to win the new Ruffled Poinsettia die, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm EST Sunday, September 1. The winner will be randomly selected and announced right here on this blog the next day on Monday, September 2. Good luck!







I love the way you watercolored this gorgeous flower. Thanks to the great explanation as to how you did it. Thanks for sharing!

good idea to color the poinsettia and leaves! Lovely card!

Like the cards using the poinsettia dye. Especially liked your tutorial: looked difficult to get your coloring but the explanation gives me confidence!

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